Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Greece to push regional funds as a tool for recovery
Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, is in Greece today to outline the most effective way to use EU Regional Funds for growth in the EU's next long-term budget.
Commissioner Hahn will meet the 13 Governors of Greece's regions in Athens to set out where the European Commission believes the country can best concentrate its efforts in the next budget period 2014-2020 and to highlight where attention is needed to make the most of current funds. This will form a starting point for discussions on how programmes are designed and ultimately where investment is focused.
Commissioner Hahn will also travel to Thessaloniki where he will meet members of the business community in Northern Greece to assess the impact of regional funds on the ground and discuss measures to create a more business-friendly environment